What does the word numb mean?

Usage examples for numb

  1. By the time the boat came back to Hall's, his arms were so numb that he could hardly tell whether his oar was in or out of his hand; his legs were stiff and aching, and every muscle in his body felt as if it had been pulled out an inch or two. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. His shoulders, with no warmth except the thin shirt- sleeves to cover them, began to sting, then ache, then grow numb. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  3. Half- numb, half- maddened, my days are strife. – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell